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Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgA Serum

The Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgA Serum test is used to determine one of the 3 classes of autoantibodies namely IgA.

What is Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgA Serum?

Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgA Serum refers to the blood screening to investigate beta-2 glycoprotein antibodies IgA which is responsible for the various autoimmune diseases.

  • The test efficiently detects the causes of unexplained clotting of blood.
  • Diseases like antiphospholipid syndrome or APS can be detected.

Any clot-formation in an artery or vein is a reason for testing the blood for beta-2 GP-1 antibody.

Why is Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgA Serum suggested?

Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgA Serum is suggested for the following:

  • This helps diagnose any autoimmune diseases the person may be affected by.
  • It helps determine the causes of repeated miscarriages.
  • Unexplained thrombotic episodes can also be diagnosed.

How is Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgA Serum performed?

Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgA Serum is performed as follows:

  • The patient’s arm is tied with an elastic band to prepare for the withdrawal of blood.
  • Once the veins are clearly seen, the site to be injected is cleaned with an antiseptic solution.
  • The blood is drawn and collected in a tube.
  • The punctured area is then cleaned with a cotton ball.

The sample is then sent to the labs for testing.

What are the parameters measured in Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgA Serum?

Parameters measured in Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgA Serum are the auto-antibodies:

  • IgA

Preparation before performing Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgA Serum

Preparation for Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgA Serum is as follows:

  • Although no dietary changes are to be made, use of certain medication may be prohibited before the test.

Post-care after Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgA Serum

Post-care for Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgA Serum is:

  • Based on the doctor’s suggestions, the patient can continue with the treatments and medication.

Sample types in Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgA Serum

Sample types in Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgA Serum:

  • 5 ml serum sample is collected in a gold top tube.

Side effects/risks of Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgA Serum

Side effects of Beta 2 Glycoprotein 1 IgA Serum are:

  • Pain in limbs
  • Swelling in limbs.

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